Welcome to the HUB and SB Office

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Welcome to the Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) and Small Business (SB) Office

Under the direction of Procurement and Payment Services, the HUB/SB Program Office is committed to providing opportunities to compete for contracts and purchases while creating a fair and open competitive market, and improving community awareness.

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Services in Procurement

The size and infrastructure of The University of Texas at Austin make it a “city within a city,” which means we buy anything and everything from time to time. There are more than 400 different departments and each has different and unique purchasing needs. As one of the largest research institutions, the university also contributes to the uniqueness of the types of goods purchased.

The HUB/SB Office ensures the university’s good faith effort to include HUB businesses in its procurement processes, and we want to know about you and your business. We want to ensure that when the HUB/SB Program Office is seeking your type of business that we know about you. Search current UT Austin bid opportunities on the BidWeb site. Potential vendors also may find detailed resources in the Vendor Handbook. If you have specific questions associated with Procurement, please contact the Procurement HUB Associate.

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Services in Construction Renovation (PMCS)

The University of Texas at Austin's Project Management and Construction Services (PMCS) department enhances the university’s physical environment by managing all construction and renovation projects less than $10 million. Providing services in a variety of areas, ranging from replacing windows for an entire building to purchasing furniture for a single office. PMCS also contracts with outside professional service providers during many of their projects. Serving more than 15.4 million gross square feet of building space on the 427-acre main campus, 476-acre J.J. Pickle Research Campus, 445-acre Brackenridge Tract, 96-acre Montopolis Research Center, and several other specialized sites. To view more information on Bidding and Contracting at PMCS, please visit the PMCS Proposal Solicitation Calendar. If you have specific questions associated with a PMCS project, please contact the PMCS HUB Associate.

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Services in Major Building Construction

The University of Texas at Austin's Capital Planning and Construction (CPC) manages the planning, design and execution of major higher education capital projects for the university. This service center is dedicated to enabling process improvements for new buildings and major renovations on campus. The HUB/SB Program Office offers support to vendors wishing to become prime contractors and/or subcontractors on these projects. To view more information on professional and contractor procurement opportunities at CPC, please visit CPC Business Opportunities. If you have any questions associated with CPC projects, please contact the CPC HUB Associate.